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Indian Ocean Islands to Middle East Cruise with NCL

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14 nights
08 Dec 24 to 22 Dec 24
Book by 31 Oct 24
Step aboard Norwegian Dawn and embark on a journey through diverse and captivating cultures. Explore Mauritius and delve into the vibrant atmosphere of the Caudan Waterfront, where a variety of distinctive shops, lively restaurants, and the famous Chinese Pagoda await. Venture to Pointe Des Gaelets to encounter lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and breathtaking coral reefs. Wander through the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, teeming with exotic flora and fauna. Experience a vacation of a lifetime, with each stop offering its own unique charm.

Includes

  • 14 nights accommodation onboard the Norwegian Dawn in an inside cabin
  • NCL’s Freestyle Dining in many restaurants and Freestyle entertainment in various bars and lounges
  • Port charges and government fees
  • ​Beverage package
  • Speciality Dining package - 2 meals worth USD139
  • 300 min Wi-Fi package per stateroom
  • Excursion discount per tour per stateroom
  • BONUS: R2,500 flight credit per cabin

Excludes

  • Compulsory daily gratuities of USD20 per person per day, can be pre paid
  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Highlights

  • 14 Night cruise on board Norwegian Dawn
  • Free At Sea Upgrade incl.
  • R2,500 flight credit per cabin

Itinerary

Day 1: Port Louis, Mauritius

Capital and main port of Mauritius, Port Louis was founded by the French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, in 1735. The harbour lies sheltered in a semi-circle of mountains. The town has plenty of character, and shows off its past elegance. Off the Place d'Armes main square, there are some particularly fine French colonial buildings, especially the Government House (eighteenth century) and the Municipal Theatre, built around the same time. There are two Cathedrals, Anglican and Catholic, a Mosque, a Chinese Casino, a fine Supreme Court, some 18th century Barracks, and a Natural History Museum. The Central Market is one of Port Louis most memorable attractions. The restaurants in Port Louis and throughout Mauritius are quite diverse and the new Caudan Waterfront is considered by many to be the main tourist attraction in Port Louis. It has become the hub of the city with plenty of trendy shops, cinemas, restaurants and a casino. The Chinese quarter has plenty of little restaurants and food stalls on the street corners. It's probably the most colourful part of the city with its remedy shops and spice sellers. You'll also find the island's most beautiful mosque in this area. The Jummah Mosque was built in 1853 and has some fabulous teak doors and decorations, but it is only open to visitors at certain times.

Day 2: Pointe Des Galets, Reunion

Pointe des Galets, Réunion, captivates with its abundant rainforests and pristine beaches hugging vibrant coral reefs. Situated in the Indian Ocean, this island is a French department, famed for its iconic Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano standing at 8,635 ft. Beyond trekking the Bélouve Forest or lounging on l'Hermitage beach, explore attractions like the Aquarium of Réunion or the historic Jardin de l'Etat, a botanical garden established in 1773.

Day 3: At Sea

Cruising at Sea

Day 4: Nosy Be, Madagascar

A small island off the coast of Madagascar, Nosy Bé is known as “the island of perfumes.” Rich in scents of Ylang Ylang, frangipani, coffee, cocoa and vanilla, the breezes that waft over the island’s tropical parks and volcanic lakes will lull you into sleepy contentment. The beaches of this temperate island are unparalleled with their long stretches of undisturbed pearl-white sand. Take time to meet the island’s most sociable resident: the lemurs, in their natural lemur reserve. Nosy Be is a centre for local craft in particular the famous Madagascar tablecloths Other excellent buys include basket ware and semi precious stones.

Day 5: At Sea

Cruising at Sea

Day 6: Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria is the largest town of Seychelles and one of the smallest capital cities of the world. The town is located on Mahe island, the major holiday island in Seychelles and shelters around one - third of the total population of this country. Victoria and all the places around the town offer excellent opportunities to involve in interesting pursuits. Most of the city has been rebuilt and except few buildings like courthouse and main post office, which still have the colonial character, everything has changed from the original outpost. One can visit the Natural History Museum or the National History museum for an insight into lifestyles of a bygone era. Other attractions in the city of Victoria include a clocktower modelled on that of Vauxhall Clock Tower in London, England, the Courthouse, the Victoria Botanical Gardens, the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market.

Day 7: La Digue, Seychelles

La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. Island residents mostly live in the west coast villages of La Passe (linked by ferry to Praslin and Mahé) and La Réunion. The island's main industry is tourism and it is known for its beaches, especially Anse Source d'Argent and Grand Anse. Veuve Nature Reserve, in the island's interior, is home to the rare Black Paradise Flycatcher, of which there are only about 100 in existence. La Digue's tallest peak, Belle Vue (Eagle's Nest Mountain), is also in the central part of the island, with a summit more than 300 metres (1000 feet) above sea level. La Digue is also visited for its wide variety of underwater creatures like fish, sharks and rays. One can go on a boat trip or a diving trip around La Digue for either one day or half a day. Furthemore, the Veuve reserve offers tourists a hiking trip with a guide who can show them the beauty of La Digue.

Day 8: At Sea

Cruising at Sea

Day 9: At Sea

Cruising at Sea

Day 10: At Sea

Cruising at Sea

Day 11: Muscat, Oman

Muscat is the capital of Oman. The Governorate consists of six wilayats: Muscat, Muttrah, Bowshar, A’Seeb, Al Amerat and Quriyat. The city lies on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman and is in the proximity of the strategic Straits of Hormuz. Muscat is distinguished by the presence of citadels, forts, towers, walls, gates and historical houses. The city has numerous mosques including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Ruwi Mosque and Zawawi Mosque. There are also a number of museums of interest in Muscat, including the Museum of Omani Heritage and the National Museum of Oman.

Day 12: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is one of the most modern cities in the world; this city was a fishing and pearling village less than 50 years ago. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East. Sightseeing within the city center is split mainly between Deira, on the right bank of the Dubai creek and historic Bur Dubai on the other bank. Deira, is home to the best shopping and is the business and commercial centre of the city. Bur Dubai has less of a bustling atmosphere and is home to a number of tourist attractions, including the Dubai Museum, Grand Mosque and Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum’s House.

Day 14: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates that compose the United Arab Emirates and is located in the oil-rich and strategic Persian Gulf region. It adjoins the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman. Abu Dhabi city is on an island located less than a quarter-kilometer from the mainland and is joined to the mainland by the Maqta and Musaffah Bridges.

Day 15: Doha, Qatar

Doha is the capital and largest city of the state of Qatar. It is a modern city set to become one of the premier cities in the Gulf, however it has nothing of the hustle and bustle of a mega metropolis. There are some wonderful sights and experiences you won't want to miss. There are many museums to visit, however the Museum of Islamic Arts is the only one currently open. The museum houses artefacts from Muslim dynasties all over Asia, Africa and Europe. The Souq Waqif is another place that is very worth going is Souq Waqif, the renovated Arabic market quarter. You can easily wander around the maze-like corridors for hours.

Ship info

Norwegian Dawn
Launched in 2002, the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship epitomizes Norwegian Cruise Line's commitment to providing a delightful and immersive seafaring experience. Part of the Dawn-class ships, this vessel offers a perfect blend of comfort, entertainment, and diverse culinary experiences. ENTERTAINMENT The Norwegian Dawn features an array of entertainment options that cater to a broad spectrum of tastes.

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Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. All savings have already been applied to advertised price. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. High season supplements and block out dates may apply. Compulsory daily gratuities of USD20.00 per person per day (Club Balcony Suite and below) are NOT included in advertised price, and can be pre-paid, applicable to ALL guests in cabin (guest 1,2,3,4). NOTE: $25.00 per person per day for The Haven & Suites. All guests in stateroom must choose same offer. Cancellation Fees also apply based on the booking/sailing date; therefore, Norwegian Cruise Line strongly recommends the purchase of travel protection on all bookings. Offers are non-transferable, non-refundable, have no monetary value and cannot be substituted or customized. Offer and combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line's discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to cancel or withdraw this offer at any time. Itinerary subject to change. NCL'S FREE AT SEA - UPGRADE offer is included. Guests 1-2 can enjoy a 35% discount (already included in advertised price). If you wish to add 3-4 guests to the same room you can enjoy paying only fees and taxes with respect to guests 3-4, subject to purchase of the Free at Sea upgrade for all guests in the room. If the Free at Sea upgrade is not purchased accordingly, guests 3-4 can enjoy the 35% discount. This benefit is capacity controlled and may not be available for all cruises. Guest cannot substitute or customise this offer. All guests in stateroom must choose same offer. If purchasing the Free at Sea upgrade for all the guests in the room: GUEST 1 will enjoy $50 Shore Excursions Credit per tour; WIFI Package; Specialty Dining Package and the Premium Beverage Package, GUEST 2 will enjoy WIFI Package; Specialty Dining Package and the Premium Beverage Package, GUEST 3 will enjoy Premium Beverage Package (or Soda Package, depends on age) only. GUEST 4 will enjoy Premium Beverage Package (or Soda Package, depends on age) only. Cruises 7-11 Nights include 1 meal in Studio/Inside/Oceanview staterooms worth $99.00 USD per package. Applicable to guests 1-2 on the reservation. Dining package is applicable to guest ages 2 and older. Speciality Dining Packages include one main course per person at Cagney's and Le Bistro restaurants. Additional main courses will be charged at the a la carte price listed on the menu. Unlimited Open Bar Package: Premium Beverage Package is applicable to all qualified sailings excluding Pride of America. Guest 1-2 must be at least 21 years of age at time of sailing to qualify for the Open Bar. Guests under 21 will receive the soda package. If sailing does not start/end in North America or China and guests’ citizenship is other than US, CA or CN then guest must be at least 18 years of age at time of sailing to qualify for the Open Bar. Includes a variety of spirits and cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to $15 USD retail price. Includes fountain soda, juice, and non-alcoholic beer. Guest who receives the Soda Package may obtain fountain soda at any bar, lounge, or restaurant throughout the duration of the cruise, excluding Harvest Caye bars, restaurants, or venues Guest's bill may reflect applicable VAT and/or taxes for certain ports or itineraries. Internet Package: Cruises 7-11 Nights include 150 minutes (Guest 1 and 2 Only). Internet package is based on number of nights. Offer will be applied to the 1st and 2nd guest in the stateroom. Internet package is per stateroom. Two logins per stateroom. Can be used only on one device at a time. Package is limited to number of minutes and doesn’t allow streaming. $50 USD Shore Excursion Credit: Offer is applicable to guest 1 in the stateroom. The first guest will receive a $50 Shore Excursion Credit per tour, applied per shore excursion of equal or greater value. Credit has no monetary value and is non-refundable. In the event a port of call or excursion is missed, for any reason, no refund or credit will be issued. In the event the tour is less than the value of the credit, the guest will not receive a credit differential and the $50 Shore Excursion Credit will be adjusted to match tour value. 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R2,500 flight credit
R25,785
per person sharing including taxes
Details
Excludes daily gratuities of $20pppd
Stay
14 nights
Dates
08 Dec 24 to 22 Dec 24
Book by
31 October 24
Experience ID
674
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